Sunday, August 18, 2019

The Gods Return It All To Nature

One of the things that has always fascinated me the most in life, is how the Gods take everything and return it back to Nature from whence it came, no matter how modern it may be in the first place. If a ship or a vehicle sinks into the ocean, it will eventually become a beautifully colored reef for the benefit of marine life. It will take on an entirely new existence and purpose, a natural purpose. If you put a pile of glass bottles on the shores of a beach, the waves will eventually rub them down and the sands will be covered in a beautiful assortment of glass pebbles. Leave a house or even a city abandoned long enough, and it'll be a forest, ripe with natural habitats for many kinds of species. Whatever it may be, give it to the Universe, and it will become the Universe.

For me at least, it's a daily reminder, and also a great comfort, that the Gods cannot be overruled or dictated by anything. They are the ones who make the rules, the ones who decide the course of everything that is. Humans like to think of themselves as powerful, but when it weathers down, we really have no impact on the cosmos. Everything we do, or don't do, is temporary at best, and if the Gods really want to make an immediate impact, they'll just wipe it out all together and start over. In the blink of an eye, Poseidon can open the earth and swallow anything we've built. In a single breath, Zeus can send a storm to knock out any technology we have. Even at 93 million miles, Helios can simply make it so hot that we refuse to go outside. We are but a single part of the Universe, one in billions and billions. At our best, we are a fascinating and beautiful display. At our worst, we are but a hiccup. 

In the Goodness of the Gods,
Chris Aldridge.